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Tales From the Courts – The Idiocy of Chief Justice Marston Gibson XXV

The CJ seems intent to blunder from one piece of stupidity to another. Recently, he welcomed a group of pre-teen children to the courts and gave them a lecture on Magna Carta which, this year, is 800 years old. The thrust of Magna Carta […]

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Tales from the Courts – Chief Justice Marston Gibson Puts Foot in Mouth XXIII

In a statement from Trinidad extracts which are published in the Nation and Barbados Today, the Chief Justice has said: “I want to find out what is the Bar’s plan to tackle the growing instances of attorney dishonesty. The twitter in Barbados is that there are several attorneys who are in the same position as […]

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Tales from the Courts – Arresting the Slide XIX

We do not accept that our judiciary is tardy or indecisive. Rather, a distinction must be made between the judiciary and the administrative aspects of the justice system – Nation newspaper (June 14, 2014) It is taboo for the local media to be hostile at the judiciary. BU has been one of the few voices […]

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Tales from the Courts – Sir Marston Gibson a FAILURE XIX

It was with more than passing interest that BU read the Nation article of 15 January 2014 entitled SLOW JUDGEMENTS HEAVILY CRITICIZED. It is somewhat daunting to note that the Nation has only now espoused this cause as the result of cross-party agreement in the House led by former attorney general, Dale Marshall and supported […]

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A Message to Judges, Deliver Timely Decisions or We Withhold Your Pay

When mention is made of layoffs in the public sector no thought is ever given to extending the treatment to our referred Judges. BU has been relentless in the effort to expose the inefficiency of the Judiciary – see Tales from the Courts. Chief Justice Marston Gibson of whom much was expected has resigned himself […]

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Tales from the Courts – Mars(ton) and Pluto Were Inside the Closet Part XVIII

For some years now BU has been highlighting the issue of the almost terminal state of our justice system. We have been highlighting, among other things, the backlog of cases both before the High Court and the Court of Appeal, the complete inefficiency of the Registry with its loss of files and procrastination, the mess […]

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Tales from the Courts – A lucky Dip into the Decisions of the Barbados Court of Appeal Part XVII

“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied” – British politician William Gladstone A dip into decisions of the Barbados Court of Appeal  by BU legal eagles has provided the opportunity to critique the case James Livingstone Eastmond v. Rayside Concrete Works Limited [Unreported] C.A. B’dos Civil Appeal No 18 of 2003. The decision was handed down on […]

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Tales From the Courts – Judges Fiddling On the Bench Assisted by Registrar Marva Clarke Part XIII

BU has come into possession of a list of outstanding decisions before the Barbados courts as at November 2012. It is a daunting list that in any other jurisdiction other than Barbados, would mandate that the delinquent judges be censored and their resignations demanded forthwith. BU makes one caveat on behalf of Mr Justice Randall […]

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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice

Dear Sirs, BU has come across seemingly incontrovertible evidence that warrants both of your immediate investigation. The evidence involves Mr Justice Olson Alleyne. Evidence suggests that Mr Justice Alleyne continues to practice law under the business name of “Olson Alleyne Legal”, despite his elevation to the Bench and has indulged in the practice of law […]

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Update: Leroy Parris v BLP, Nation and Barbados Advocate

In the interest of sharing all information received about any matters which BU has reported on, we have been advised and updated on the issue of the Parris v BLP and Nation and Barbados Advocate as follows: Mr Hal Gollop QC filed an action for defamation against the Nation which pre-dates the Parris action. The […]

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AG’s Lament

The Attorney-General of Barbados is the primary legal advisor to the Government of Barbados – Wikipedia Good luck to Barry Gale QC who defeated ‘pooch skinning’ Alair Shepherd for the position of President of the Barbados Bar Association (BA). Not sure if outgoing president Andrew Pilgrim was able to achieve anything of note except to […]

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QC Showed Judge His Silk

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group The behaviour of a Queens Counsel toward a female judge, in Barbados, is another manifestation of the disrespect being displayed toward our women. According to published reports, the Queens Counsel demonstrated his displeasure with the judge by lifting his robe, backing the judge bending over […]

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Tales From The Courts – Exposing ‘Teefing’ and Incompetent Lawyers

In the last two instalments of Tales From The Courts, BU ventilated an aspect of land law that had the possible potential to cause problems for vendors and purchasers alike. This arose because of an Order given by Miss Kentish of the Barbados High Court. BU’s position evoked much argument from both sides of the […]

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Acting Crown Counsel Elwood Watts Asks High Court to Block the Appointment of Attorney at Law Alison Burke

The following extracted from the Sunday Sun September 23, 2012: “A High Court is being asked to block the appointment of a Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). In an unprecedented legal development, attorney at law Elwood Watts, who acted as Crown Counsel in the DPP’s office for the […]

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Two Down-to-Earth Bajan Scholars Making Waves

Submitted by William Skinner Anybody remotely acquainted with Dr. Delisle Worrell, the distinguished governor of our central bank, would not be surprised that he is now being judged on such unimportant matters as to how he dresses and what he parades in during the Festival of Flesh that was once Crop Over. First, let me […]

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Tales From The Courts – Part I

With foreign investments in Barbados disappearing at an alarming rate due to a justice system slow to dispense justice, BU – at the insistence of many – is commencing a series of revelations and name and shame blogs to shine a light on those in our Justice System who are responsible. Of course BU will […]

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